Source: Palomar Transient Factory
Detection of Supernova PTF11klyin M101 (colour inverted(see original)).
Original image credit: Palomar Transient Factory.
On August 24th, new supernova was found in M101 by Palomar Transient Factory, a fully-automated, wide-field survey aimed at a systematic exploration of the optical transient sky. This supernova, categorized as PTF11kly, is located 58″.6 west and 270″.7 south of the center of M101.(learn more)